Rehearsals are well under way for the latest play from CADOS. “Be My Baby” is a bittersweet comedy drama about four girls thrown together who bond over their love of American pop music.

Based on real events from the 1960s, Amanda Whittington’s play starts with 19-year-old Mary being sent to a religious home for unmarried pregnant women. Disowned by her family, Mary must hide away in the home and keep out of the public eye.

But Mary soon befriends street-smart Queenie, dreamer Dolores, and naïve Norma. Each must come to terms with their situation under the strict Matron.

The lives of these four young, unmarried, pregnant women are unpicked and viewed both sympathetically and with humour. The girls spirit comes through as they join in singing to the hit music of the time.

Directed by Rebecca Dickinson, the play stars Emily Cook, Emma Bailey, Rachel Offord and Rosie-Anne Pemberton as the girls with Jade Smith as the Matron and Steph Threlfall as Mary’s mother.

The production opens on Monday 11thJune at Chorley Little Theatre and runs until Saturday 16thJune. Details at www.chorleytheatre.com or book at Malcolm’s Musicland 01257 264362